Helping people of all ages know Jesus, grow in their faith and go into the world equipped to serve.

Welcome!

Embracing the example of Jesus, we welcome you here with hearts that know no boundaries of age, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, or economic circumstance.

Join us as we worship together, study and grow together and share God’s love serving in the local, national and global community.

Worship With Us

Traditional Worship  
8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Shine Contemporary Worship
11:00 a.m. in the Christian Life Center

Berkley First
10:00 a.m. in Berkley 

Join the Chancel Choir

A Place For You
The 80 voice Chancel Choir at Birmingham First has a place for you! With a membership of singers ranging from professional opera singers to beginning amateurs, young adults to mature adults, the Chancel Choir is not only one of the finest volunteer choirs in Southeast Michigan, but also a joyful place to lift your voice. 

Forward

FORWARD is the name of the planning process through which we are discerning the God desired future for our life together. The FORWARD planning process was initiated by Compass in the winter of 2017. The FORWARD planning team was recruited by Compass in the spring of 2017 and given the task of discerning God’s future for Birmingham First and Berkley First.

Pictorial Directory Photo Sessions

It’s time to update our pictorial directory. Sign up to have your photo taken. 

Inviting People Into God's Goodness

One-Day Workshop on March 2

Would you like to find ways to be more comfortable sharing your faith and drawing people deeper into God’s grace as a congregation? Join us in this one-day seminar led by Garrett professor, Rev. Dr. Mark R. Teasdale.

TIME OUT

A POWERFUL NIGHT OF SONGS AND STORIES

Live@First kicks off their “Concerts for a Cause” with an intimate evening of songs and stories featuring members of The Accidentals and The Crane Wives.

7 PM Saturday, February 16

Program Guide

Winter/Spring 2019

Birmingham and Berkley First offer more than 160 activities for all ages throughout the winter and spring. Everything from movie nights and dinners to basketball and bible study is offered for all ages. Cards, games, celebrations, prayer time, missions opportunities, book clubs, fitness classes and even activities for your pets are available. Take a look to see where you may want to gather, learn or serve and then invite a friend and join us this winter and spring. 

Recent News

Monthly Missions

Check out our Monthly Mission photos from January and get more information on our February Monthly Mission volunteer...
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Special Prayer Service

Prayer Service A Time of Prayer and Reflection February 21 7:00 p.m. Birmingham Sanctuary The United Methodist Church...
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Bowen Family Systems Theory – Mental Health Program

Would you like to improve your relationships? Stabilize and strengthen your family? Live a more peaceful and productive...
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Empty Bowls Soup and Cereal Supper

Empty Bowls Soup and Cereal Supper Wednesday, March 6 5-8 p.m. Join us in the fellowship hall for...
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“Uncertainty” – New Sermon Series – Birmingham Sanctuary

We know that we are living in uncertain times. We don’t know what will happen or not happen...
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Corrected – UMW College Scholarship Applications Due March 15

It’s time to apply for a college scholarship from United Methodist Women of Birmingham First. The purpose of...
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Serve with Us

Service and Missions Opportunities

Our Missions Ministry equips disciples of Christ to share God’s love through gifts and service, creating hope and sustainable opportunities for those in need.

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Gather – Learn – Serve

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Member Portal

Update your contact information, register for events and give online through the member portal.

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Preschool

First Kids Preschool encourages learning through play in a caring Christian environment.

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Missions and Service

We invite you to explore the Missions and Service section of our website to find ways that you might like to be involved.

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Upcoming Events

View our calendar of special events. 

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Upcoming Events

View a complete calendar of all classes, programs, worship services and events.

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Steeple Notes - Newsletter

Read our weekly newsletter.

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Programs & Classes For All Ages

We offer programs, classes and bible studies for all ages from preschool to adults.

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Music

Singers, ringers, instrumentalists, and listeners — young, old, and in between —  all have a place in the music ministry.

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Stay in Touch

Stay up to date by subscribing to our newsletters and joining us on social media. 

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Giving

Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible the ministries of Birmingham First. Thank you for your faithfulness and may God bless you.

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Resources

Looking for sermons, forms, daily devotions, etc? Look here. 

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Caring Support

From prayer, support and care in times of need to praise and celebration of events and answered prayers, Caring Ministries is here.

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